What is Coronavirus?
It’s a virus that affects birds, animals and humans, it affects the respiratory system and cause common flu symptoms.
The symptoms are;
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Breathing problems
- Pneumonia or inflammation in lungs
Who are risky?
Adults of all ages are also infected. The first 425 patients in Wuhan was fifty-nine years old and fifty six percent were male.
How can I prevent?
Since low immunity is the prime reason to contact coronavirus, boosting it seems like an excellent way to keep it at bay.
- Staying hydrate
- Get plenty of rest
- Take nutritious diet to build a strong immune system
- Take medication for fever, cold and cough
- Follow personal hygiene
- Avoid visiting crowded places
- Try avoiding visiting live farms
- Never consume raw meat and milk without double boiling it
- Wear gloves when handling raw meat
Tips suggested by CDC to stop spreading the outbreak are;
Washing the hands properly
To stop spreading the diseases, washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water. Some tips suggested by CDC are;
- Before and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Washing hands before and after caring for someone at home who is sick
- Wash hand well after treating a wound or cut
- After using the washroom
- After changing diapers for kids.
- After blowing your nose, sneezing and coughing
- After touching garbage
- After handling pet food and treats
Preggies must be extra cautions
When you are pregnant, your immune system changes, making it more susceptible to respiratory infections – which is why it’s essential to vaccinate against influenza and whooping cough.
Remember that there is no vaccination for this virus, there are established precautions for preggos and those around you, can take:
- Practicing good hygiene – washing your hands thoroughly with mild soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds specifically after going to the washroom and before consuming anything. Invest in an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or rub.
- Avoid touching the nose, mouth and eyes with unclean hands; and
- Keep a meter distance away from people who have respiratory disease.